What happens when an event dedicated to finding homes for animals is left homeless itself? That's the question as Broadway Barks, the annual adoption event hosted by Bernadette Peters in Shubert Alley, is forced to cancel its 2019 installment due to construction in Shubert Alley (its longtime home). The event will return, however, in Summer 2020.
Though there won't be an event this year, animal lovers are encouraged to go to BroadwayBarks.com, where they can see all of the animals available to adopt from New York City shelters. Find out more from Peters herself in the video above—plus a special appearance by fellow two-time Tony Award winners Laurie Metcalf and Santino Fontana.
Produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the yearly fundraiser—co-founded by Peters and Mary Tyler Moore—was scheduled for July 13 in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets and between Broadway and Eighth Avenues).
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States since 1988.